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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services - A.S.

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For more information on this program, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.

The Associate of Science in Human Services is a two-year program that focuses study on skills useful for work in fields of public service (community case management,  substance abuse counseling, etc.), such as counseling, technology, writing and communications, client assessment, and community organizing.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has stated that this field is anticipated to be among the fastest-growing fields of employment up until 2016.  With an A.S. degree, positions with social service agencies and non-profit organizations are available.  One can apply, with professional certification, for entry-level, assistant social worker positions in case management or counseling care teams.   This degree can act as a springboard into Bachelor degrees in human services, social work, education, psychology, law enforcement, early childhood development, nursing, and public health.

Transfer Options
The University Parallel Degree program is designed for transfer to universities offering a Baccalaureate degree.  Contact your advisor for additional information.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)

History Credits

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Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)

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